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Partners with International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis to Support World Thrombosis Day Campaign

DUBLIN, Ireland - Monday, October 13th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- As part of a global effort to highlight the threat posed by venous thromboembolism (VTE), Covidien plc today announced it will support the inaugural World Thrombosis Day campaign as a Global Partner. Developed by the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH), the campaign will use October 13, 2014 as an opportunity to highlight the burden and the risk of morbidity and mortality1 associated with VTE.

“Thrombosis is the underlying cause of the top three cardiovascular killers worldwide, highlighting the need to educate health care providers and patients on treatment and prevention of this condition,” said Nigel Key, a hematologist with UNC Health Care and the UNC School of Medicine and chairman, ISTH. “We must work together and remain committed l ... Read more »

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Friday, October 10th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

 

 

An air ambulance from the Abu Dhabi Police Air Wing Department carried out five separate missions and transported three injured people and patients from various nationalities to Khalifa, Al Mafraq, and Tawam Hospitals, to pursue further medical treatment over the course of last week.

In the first case, the Air Wing Department received notification from the Central Operations Room regarding an Emirati national at the Madinat Zayed Hospital in the Western Region whose deteriorating health condition required him to be transported to Sheikh Khalifa Hospital in Abu Dhabi. The air ambulance responded immediately to transfer the 64-year old patient. The medical team on board of the air ambulance provided the necessary medical care to the patient throughout the flight to th ... Read more »

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Saturday, October 11th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

Abu Dhabi Police and the UAE Pro League Committee (PLC) discussed the optimal ways and mechanisms to promote stadium security during the games, and to approve a set of general guidelines, prior to initiating the Law on the Security of Sports Facilities and Events.

To this end, Brigadier Fares Khalifa Al Farsi, Director General of Guards and Special Tasks and Chairman of the Stadium Security Committee, met with PLC representative at the Directorate General of Guards and Special Tasks’ Headquarters. The meeting was held to promote security cooperation between both parties and achieve the highest security standards for football games based on the FIFA requirements.

Brigadier Al Farsi said that the meeting focused on ensuring coordination, communication, and security cooperation between the police and the PLC, and following up on the workflow. Other topics on the agenda included rev ... Read more »

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, October 8th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

Majed Al Suwaidi, Managing Director of Dubai Internet City (DIC) and Dubai Outsource Zone (DOZ), is part of a trade delegation from the UAE who recently visited the United States to discuss innovation with business leaders in Washington DC, San Francisco, Seattle and California. The delegation seeks to develop closer synergies between the USA and UAE in business, as well as innovation and entrepreneurship.

During his trip, Majed participated in two panel sessions hosted by the U.S. - UAE Business Council, alongside esteemed panellists H.E. Sheikha Bodour Al Qassimi, Chairperson, Sharjah Investment & Development Authority, Saed Al Awadi, CEO, Dubai Exports, Yousif Al Mutawa, CIO, Dubai Ports World, and Dr. Abeed Alfeefi, Director of Foreign Trade & Export, Abu Dhabi Economic Development.  The panel was moderated by Danny Sebright, President, U.S. – UAE Business Council, a leadin ... Read more »

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Discusses clinical practices and latest concepts

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Sunday, October 12th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

Organized by the General Headquarters of Abu Dhabi Police, the Pan Medical Conference will kick off next Thursday in Abu Dhabi. The conference is held under the patronage of Lt. General His Highness Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior. The conference will witness broad local and international participation by 70 doctors and specialists from the UAE and other countries.

The conference will discuss women’s health and how to improve protection from internal, gynecological, obstetrical and dermal diseases, as well as improving healthcare for women at different age stages. The conference includes three conferences on gynecology and obstetrics, internal medicine, and dermatology, to exchange expertise and learn about the latest developments regarding women’s health and clinical practices, ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Thursday, October 9th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

 

 

Lieutenant Colonel Di Lucci, Military Attaché at the Italian Embassy in the UAE, reviewed the tasks and workflow at the Security Support Section at Abu Dhabi Police. Lieutenant Di Lucci expressed his admiration of the rapid response of the security support patrols to the various reports and notifications, and praised their readiness and observance of legal procedures.

Lieutenant Colonel Khaled Saeed Al Shamesi, Chief of Security Support Section at Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters, met the Military Attaché at the Italian Embassy to the UAE at his office; and gave him an overview of the section’s role, as well as the strategy of the Abu Dhabi Police GHQ.

“The UAE Government strives to ensure the safety of life and property by observing the national res ... Read more »

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Doha, Qatar - Sunday, October 12th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

QNB Group, one of the World’s Strongest Banks and the leading bank in the Middle East and North Africa, announced its results for the nine months ended 30 September 2014.

For the nine months of 2014, Net Profit was QR8.0 billion (USD2.2 billion), up by 12.6% compared to last year.

The Group’s prudent cost control policy and strong revenue generating capability allowed it to maintain an efficiency ratio (cost to income ratio) of 20.9%, which is considered one of the best ratios among financial institutions in the region.

Total assets increased by 8.8% from September 2013 to reach QR475 billion (USD130.6 billion), the highest ever achieved by the Group. This was the result of a strong growth rate of 8.1% in loans and advances to reach QR329 billion (USD90.3 billion).

The Group was able to maintain the ratio of non-performing loans to gross loans at 1.6%, a level considered one of ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Monday, October 13th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

The Police Follow-up Department, at the General Secretariat of the Office of H.H Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Interior, in coordination with the concerned authorities, developed the Federal Traffic Points Program for motorists with black point violations. The department has amended a number of educational and informational materials for motorists who are enrolled in the program.

The program implements the best practices in order to maximize the benefits, and supports the aspirations and efforts of the Ministry of Interior in upgrading traffic safety levels in accordance with the best international standards. The program will also continue to implement the development plan for the remaining material during the coming period.

The Police Follow-up Department held a coordination meeting with the liaison officers of the Federal Traffic Points Program. The meeting was chaired by Ma ... Read more »

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Sunday, October 12th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

Optimus, a leading regional Value Added Distributor (VAD) of IT and Telecommunication products, will be participating in GITEX this year in partnership with one of its leading vendors, Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider.

Optimus is a channel development and distribution company, which helps in leading telecommunications and telecom vendors to develop and create their revenue streams in the MENA and South Asia region. They offer cutting edge products and solutions across industries including Government, Oil & Gas, Transportation, Healthcare, and Education.

This year they will be participating with experts from Huawei showcasing their extensive new range of products, and demonstrating effective strategies, which ensure the best solutions.

Optimus and Huawei have been proud premium partners for over a year. After signing an agreement to promote and expand Huawei’ ... Read more »

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TAIPEI, Taiwan & RATINGEN, Germany - Monday, October 13th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK 2014

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Posiflex Technology, Inc., a global leading brand in the design and manufacture of POS solutions and peripherals, today announces a new revolutionary mobile POS – MT-4008W. MT-4008W is specifically created for both retail and hospitality segments. It is an 8” tablet that supports MSR attachment, and can be integrated with the choice of a detachable pistol grip or a hand strap depending on the application. Moreover, an optional dock station allows the device to have the features and functionality as an all-in-one POS. This mobile POS is indispensable for store and hospitality business owners nowadays who seek to improve their in-store mobility and work efficiency by providing fast product information, inventory control, ordering and reducing checkout queues.

Posiflex MT-4008W is a “Wintel” mobile POS with 1024 x ... Read more »

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Abu Dhabi Traffic Intensified Field Outreach Efforts

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Sunday, October 12th 2014 [ME NewsWire]
The Traffic and Patrols Directorate at Abu Dhabi Police intensified its field campaign to ensure the safety of pilgrims. The campaign concluded on Sunday without any recorded traffic accidents involving buses that carried pilgrims inside of and outside of the UAE. A total number of 297 recorded buses traveled safely back and forth along the international Abu Dhabi- Al Ghuwaifat road after performing the Hajj rituals this year.
Colonel Hamad Nasser Al Bloushi, Head of Peripheral Regions Traffic Department, Traffic and Patrols Directorate at Abu Dhabi Police, attributed these positive results to the exerted efforts of the “Your Safety” campaign that was implemented by the Security Media Department at the General Secretariat of the Office of H.H Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior and in cooperation with the directorat ... Read more »

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, October 8th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

The Capital Police Directorate at Abu Dhabi Police organized a blood drive at Al Shabia Police Station, which witnessed a significant turnout from officers, constables, employees and workers at the station, along with a number of customers. This step embodies the directives of the police leadership to promote social partnership and support humanitarian efforts for the service of society.

Lieutenant Colonel Rashid Khalaf Al Dhaheri, Director of Al Shabia Police Station, hailed the blood drive; noting that blood donation blood is a noble gesture, which helps to achieve the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters’ strategy of community service.

He added that organizing the campaign at Al Shabia Police Station conveniently located on Al Saadah Street has increased the public’s participation, which indicates their firm belief in such humanitarian efforts, aimed at supporting the ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Sunday, October 12th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

The Saaed Society to Reduce Traffic Accidents is participating at the GITEX exhibition for information technology at the Dubai World Trade Center, which commences today, Sunday. The participation includes organizing a traffic awareness program at the booth of the Ministry of Interior (MoI) in order to enhance social partnerships and a systematic community outreach, and to raise the level of traffic education amongst all sectors of society.

Lt. Colonel Jamal Salem Al Ameri, Executive Director of the Saaed Society, said, “We are participating in the GITEX exhibition for information technology due to the great importance of this event. On one hand, we are able to serve the directives of the society by communicating with the public; and on the other hand, we are able to reflect the directives of our higher leadership by promoting creative and interactive community service.”

Lt. ... Read more »

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, October 8th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

The Directorate General of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Al Ain hosted the second forum for best practices in service provision for seniors and people with special needs. The forum, which was held in the city of Al Ain, was attended by a number of government entities specialized in services provision from Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Al Ain.

Colonel Khalifa Matar Balquba' Al Humairi, Director of the Residency and Foreigners' Affairs Department in Al Ain welcomed the participants, stressing that the forum represents the perfect opportunity to exchange successful and leading experiences designed to provide services for the seniors and people with special needs. This methodology is pursuant to the higher leadership’s vision and instructions, which stipulate the need to provide and develop distinguished services to customers who approach the different sectors and departments. It also ... Read more »

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Less than a month to the biggest CSR event in the Arab World- register today!

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, - Wednesday, October 8th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

Dubai, United Arab Emirates; October 8, 2014: The Arabia CSR Network is organizing the Arabia CSR Awards Forum and Ceremony 2014 for the 7th consecutive year.

Individuals and organisations who have made the most significant contribution to the region’s sustainable future will be honoured at The Arabia CSR Forum and Awards 2014 on October 28th in Dubai. The Arabia CSR Awards is globally perceived as the most rigorous CSR and Sustainability award system and has received over 735 registered applications from 13 Arab countries across 25 sectors.

The Awards Forum is the most anticipated CSR and Sustainability event in the Arab world gathering a galaxy of CSR think-tanks and professionals, high-ranking government officials as well as the most prominent local and international CSR players. The Arabia CSR ... Read more »

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Sunday, October 12th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

Granteq Distribution, a Value Added Distributor (VAD) of leading brands and Audio Visual Communications will be demonstrating their latest range of innovative products and solutions at GITEX Technology Week this 12-16 October 2014. CTOUCH, Balance Box, Vivitek, Vidyo, Brightlines, Qwizdom, Phoenix and innovative Meeting & Classroom Solutions are some of the brands to be looking out for at Granteq Stand No. Z-B10 in Zabeel Hall of the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Granteq, a Distributor of Integrated AV, Control, & IT technologies, brings unique and innovative technologies to the Middle East & Africa markets and deploys these technologies through strong local channel partners for the benefit of end users. The technologies offered help partners differentiate themselves from the competition and offer unique value to their clients.

The Managing Director of Granteq Distribution, Mr. Giri ... Read more »

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Saturday, October 11th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

The Ministry of Interior is participating in the GITEX Technology Week 2014, which kicks off tomorrow Sunday, at the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC). The Ministry will display in its pavilion at Sheikh Saeed Hall, the latest generations of modern techniques, as well as several initiatives and smart services provided to the public. The ministry will also showcase the advanced technological systems used to support field operations, and will acquaint the public with the projects and techniques it uses.   Major General Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi, Director General of Central Operations at Abu Dhabi Police, indicated that the Ministry 14th participation in the Exhibition comes upon the directives of the Police leadership. It includes contribution from all organizational units, divided as per their direct connection to the strategic priorities adopted at the ministry and the various police general head ... Read more »

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ME NewsWire/Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO - Saturday, October 11th 2014

Levi Strauss & Co. today announced its intention to redeem all of its outstanding 73/4% Euro Senior Notes due 2018 (the “Notes”).

On October 10, 2014, the trustee for the Notes, at the direction of the company, issued a notice of the redemption of all €150 million of Notes that remain outstanding. The redemption date is November 10, 2014. The company intends to fund the redemption using a combination of its senior secured revolving credit facility and cash.

This press release does not constitute a notice of redemption. A notice of redemption is made only by the notice of redemption provided by the trustee of the Notes to the registered holders of the Notes.

About Levi Strauss & Co.

Levi Strauss & Co. is one of the world's largest brand-name apparel companies and a global leader in jeanswear. The company designs and markets jeans, casu ... Read more »

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SINGAPORE & HOUSTON - Saturday, October 11th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

    Combined contracts valued in excess of US$300 million1
    First Deepwater Pipelay project for flagship vessel Lewek Constellation
    Total scope includes over 80 miles (130 km) of Pipe-in-Pipe (PiP) flowlines and over 56 miles (100 km) of umbilicals in water depths up to 7,200 ft (2,200 m)
    Offshore work will commence in 2015 using five EMAS AMC offshore construction vessels

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- EMAS AMC, the subsea division of EMAS, a leading global offshore contractor and provider of integrated offshore solutions to the oil and gas (O&G) industry, today announced that it has finalised three contracts with Noble Energy worth a combined total of over US$300 million.

The scope of work includes engineering, procurement, construction and installation of subsea tie-backs for the Big Bend, Dantzler and Gunflin ... Read more »

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DIAC supports education in areas related to the ICT sector including Cloud Computing, IT Strategy and Customer Analytics

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, - Wednesday, October 8th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

The findings of the ICT and Media segments of a recent Workforce Planning Study, commissioned by Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) and conducted by Deloitte, revealed that the anticipated increase in manpower demand within the ICT industry faces some key challenges, primarily a shortage of critical skillsets. The study surveyed over 2,400 students across 17 markets in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, alongside a cross-section of companies.

Of the companies surveyed, 60 per cent indicated that product development skills are the most lacking amongst mid-level employees within the technology sector, while 80 per cent reported customer analytics and data mining as the top skills in demand in the telecommunications sector and 71 per cent of the companies surveyed fr ... Read more »

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Friday, October 10th 2014 [ME NewsWire]
The Ministry of Interior’s Child Protection Center organized awareness-raising sessions on child protection from technological risks and threats. These sessions were held in cooperation with the Family Development Foundation in Abu Dhabi, and attended by parents of students from Al Bateen Private School and Al Dhabyania Private School, who took part in the debates on these issues.
A team from the Center acquainted students’ parents with the potential risks and threats that may target their children when they access the Internet, and encouraged them to use advanced parental control tools that allow them to control, restrict and monitor their children’s online access on the various devices they use. The team also indicated that students are often the target of bullying, harassment and exploitation when they access the Internet, via smartphones and tablet, gaming platforms and PCs. ... Read more »

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